UPDATES & NEWS
Masahiro Tanaka went the distance Wednesday allowing two runs, six hits (a home run), and one walk while striking out 11 in the win over the Mariners.
Tanaka became just the second pitcher in MLB to reach the 10 win plateau as he improved to 10-1 in 13 starts on the season, tossing his second complete game over that span while reaching double-digit strikeouts for the first time since the first month of the season (fourth time on the year). Tanaka will be put to the test in his next start on Tuesday at home against the potent Blue Jays lineup.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva